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A social identity analysis of leadership endorsement: The effects of leader in-group prototypicality and distributive intergroup fairness

Platow, Michael; van Knippenberg, Daan


This study (N = 216) measured the strength of endorsements for ingroup leaders who varied in both their relative ingroup prototypicality and distributive intergroup fairness. Leadership endorsement overall was positively related to group members' levels of social identification and negatively related to their levels of reported self-interest. Among low identifiers, however, leaders' distributive behavior reliably predicted endorsements, with stronger endorsements provided for distributively...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin


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